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Top Films And TV Series That Are Based On A True Story

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If you are looking to watch a film or television series that is based on true events, then read on because I have found suggestions for both! Though watching creative stories is just as fun and interesting, it can be eye-opening to see stories play out that are very true to some extent if not fully. Here are all the top films and TV series that you should start watching now!

Films:

Spencer

“The marriage between Princess Diana and Prince Charles has long since grown cold. Though rumors of affairs and a divorce abound, peace is ordained for the Christmas festivities at the queen’s estate. There’s eating and drinking, shooting and hunting. Diana knows the game, but this year, things will be profoundly different.”

King Richard

“Armed with a clear vision and a brazen, 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his two daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on tennis courts in Compton, Calif., Richard shapes the girls’ unyielding commitment and keen intuition. Together, the Williams family defies seemingly insurmountable odds and the prevailing expectations laid before them.”

Belfast

“A semi-autobiographical film which chronicles the life of a working class family and their young son’s childhood during the tumult of the late 1960s in the Northern Ireland capital.”

BlacKkKlansman

“Ron Stallworth, an African-American detective, embarks on a mission to infiltrate his town’s chapter of the Ku Klux Klan, a white supremacist hate group.”

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“Based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. It’s the story of an aspiring composer in New York City who is worried he made the wrong career choice, whilst navigating the pressures of love and friendship.”

TV Series:

NASA: A Journey Through Space

“Journeying through the history of NASA that shaped the 20th century and looking forward to how much farther the space agency will go in the 21st century and beyond.”

Mindhunter

“Catching a criminal often requires the authorities to get inside the villain’s mind to figure out how he thinks. That’s the job of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench. They attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling. The crime drama has a strong pedigree behind the camera, with Oscar-nominated director David Fincher and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron among the show’s executive producers.”

Feud

“`What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?’ co-stars Joan Crawford and Bette Davis, two of the most prolific actresses in the history of Hollywood, had a famous feud while shooting the 1962 film. This docudrama from Emmy-winning producer Ryan Murphy recalls the details of the legendary rivalry the Oscar-winning actresses had while filming the movie and extended well after the cameras stopped rolling. `Feud’ recalls how the ladies struggled to hang on to fame in the twilight of their careers as they faced such obstacles such as ageism, sexism and misogyny. Leading the acclaimed cast are Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon — portraying Crawford and Davis, respectively — who have won three Oscars between them.”

American Crime Story

“Several historical and high profile murder cases are reenacted with proper factual evidence, official records and background information that gives a different insight into the famous murders.”

The Act

“Dee Dee Blanchard is overprotective of her daughter, Gypsy, who is trying to escape the toxic relationship she has with her mother. Gypsy’s quest for independence opens up a Pandora’s box of secrets, which ultimately leads to murder. The stranger-than-fiction true-crime series is based on a 2016 BuzzFeed article that detailed the shocking 2015 crime.”